Park Property Residents - Sharpen Your Skates!
November 21, 2016
Author: Park Property Management
Apartment living in the Winter time can give you Cabin Fever.
We want our residents to have lots of options for seasonal activities, no matter what Ontario city you live in! Skating is a great winter activity and Park Property Management Inc. is your source for skating tips, locations, and schedules for this season.
Are you learning to skate? Here are some simple tips to help:
Start with good quality skates. Make sure they are a snug but comfortable fit. Check out these tips for purchasing the right fit.
Dress warmly for outdoor skating. Layers are best because you can remove some if you get warm.
Skates should be tied tightly through the ankle and snug the rest of the way. Leave just enough room around to fit a finger in, at the back of your skates, after they are tied.
Ease onto the ice, and get used to the feel before letting go of the side. If outdoors, try taking a dining chair out with you, just for support.
Keep your weight forward, with your knees slightly bent. If you are having trouble balancing, outstretching your arms to the sides.
Don't look down! It's a natural reaction to watch your feet, however when skating you should look ahead and focus more on where you are going.
Learn how to stop. Point your toes inwards and your heels out. Lean on your heels to slow yourself down.
Relax and have fun! When you are relaxed, your body moves easier. Remember, it's natural to fall when learning to skate, and being tense will only make it harder on your body.
Looking for an arena to practice your skills or skate with friends near your apartment? Here's our list of skating rinks, schedules, and skate sharpening locations:
Indoor Rinks: Outdoor Rinks: Skating Schedules:
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